Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work... Read more
Ever notice how some people can have big bellies but lean legs, or how women tend to store most of their fat in their thighs, hips, and butt? These are examples of fat distribution, which refers to where your body typically stores the fat, no matter... Read more
No, this is not an article on that ever-popular question about whether sex counts as aerobic exercise. (It doesn't. Get over it.)
This article is about gender differences in exercise and weight loss. This is your chance to get the facts you... Read more
A common concern among new mothers is how to get rid of their jelly bellies and regain flatter, more toned stomachs. For some women, re-strengthening their core seems an easy task, but for most it is an uphill battle that takes many months, even... Read more
You've probably heard most of the hyperbole on abs flattening—from how often you should train to how many reps you have to do. Here, our experts help separate abs facts from fiction.
MYTH Strength-training exercises like crunches will... Read more
Hi! I've been spending the last week in New Orleans and feeling GREAT and on track... but a lot of time in the French Quarter got me thinking: are we better off cooking with low-calorie replacements or just do what the French do and eat less of the... Read more
I'm fed up! I am a Christian who has been making my looks too important in my life. Even being over weight is an obsession for me. I want to begin new healthy habits and get this weight off so that it will be a life style and a non-issue for me. I wa... Read more
I've spent most of my life taking care of everyone else but me and my body is paying for it. I am 80 pounds overweight and I am tired of being unhappy with myself and the body I am in. I have four teenagers and a very supportive husband.... Read more
I reached my goal weight but I'd like to drop my body fat another percentage point. Is it possible to lower my body fat without being at a caloric deficit? If so, how do I go about it?
Currently, I run or use the elliptical three days a week. I... Read more
Hey there, I'm a 19 years old lady who wishes to build a stronger body frame. However, I always give in to sweet desserts (chocolate and ice cream especially!) more than once a week :/ I find myself often losing the motivation to work out and eat wit... Read more
1. Cut just 100 calories a day.That's all you need to ditch to beat belly bulge, says Mehmet Oz, MD, author of YOU on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management. Dropping this amount from your daily intake -- we're talking one cooki... Read more
SparkPeople member BUTTERFLIY recently asked a very common fitness question: "I have a lot of weight under my belly button! How and what can I do to work the lower part of my belly?"This is a very common complaint for women. We naturally hold a littl... Read more
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